Raincatchers’ New Fuso Will Extend Their Positive Reach

For many people all over the world, overlanding is not a recreational pastime, it is simply a necessary aspect of doing commercial, scientific, or philanthropic works. Raincatchers is such an organization, one dedicated to bringing clean water to the people of Haiti. Their life-changing solution is simple enough; It is an inexpensive water catchment system consisting of a plastic pipe, a piece of tin to divert water, and a sediment filter. With the help of a team of dedicated volunteers, they can install as many as 30-50 catchment systems in a single week. Their biggest challenge is often getting their team, and the necessary supplies, to the rugged and remote locates where they’re needed most. Raincatchers recently finished an extensive project to build a transport vehicle which will greatly increase their ability to bring more Raincatcher systems to the people throughout the Seguin Plateau.

Built on a FUSO platform, their new transport is a beast of a thing. The suspension has been fully upgraded, the underside clad in necessary skid plates, and the interior is fitted with air conditioning, compressors, and storage for tools and supplies. It’s a rolling command center capable of reaching the most challenging rural locations. It’s noble use of a burly machine.

To learn more about Raincatchers, visit their website: raincatchers.org

Christophe Noel is a journalist from Prescott, Arizona. Born into a family of backcountry enthusiasts, Christophe grew up backpacking the mountains and deserts of the American West. An avid cyclist and bikepacker, he also has a passion for motorcycles, travel, food and overlanding.

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